The Dota 2 NSE Winter Championship is split into 2 main stages: Stage 1 Qualification (Weeks 1-3) and Stage 2 Swiss/Playoffs (Weeks 4-7).
In Stage 1, teams will be initially seeded into 3 skill groups. In the first round teams will play another team in the same skill group and in the following rounds be matched versus teams with a similar record in the tournament.
In Stage 2, the top 16 teams will start in the Championship bracket (a double elimination bracket) and the remaining teams will continue playing in a Swiss tournament starting with points based on their finish in stage 1. Teams who do well in this Swiss can qualify for the Challenger bracket (Division 2) or Division 3.
1st - 5x £100 GAME Credit
2nd - 5x £60 GAME Credit
3rd - 5x £40 GAME Credit
In addition to other prizes this tournament awards British University Esports Championship Points.
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Week 1 Playoff Brackets
Week 2 Playoff Brackets
Week 3 Playoff Brackets
Week 4 Playoff Brackets
|7/8th Dec (Provisional)||Grand Finals at Live Venue (TBD)|
All games with the exception of the Grand Finals will be played on Sunday evening and cannot be rearranged. Games will have a normal start time of 7.15pm, however teams in the lower bracket of the Championship Bracket may be expected to start early (4:30pm) on 24th November and 1st of December in order to play an extra match as required.